Naomi Jackson’s “The Star Side of Bird Hill” at Chattel House Books, Sky Mall

Two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother, in this stunning debut novel. Naomi at centre, seen here with two of her fans at Haggatt Hall.

Two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother, in this stunning debut novel. Naomi at centre, seen here with two of her fans at Haggatt Hall.

Naomi Jackson is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and long-listed for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. A graduate of Williams College, her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of residencies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and the Camargo Foundation. Jackson was born and raised in Brooklyn by West Indian parents.

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